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Syria Releases Swedish Journalist, Interpreter Held for One Week

Syrian authorities have released a Swedish journalist and an interpreter who were detained last week, in a deal the reporter tells VOA was brokered by Kurdish forces. Joakim Medin, 30, told VOA's Kurdish service he was jailed for four days in northern Syria before being flown to Damascus for questioning. He was freed late Saturday. Medin was working with colleague Sabri Omar in the Kurdish town of Qamishli, near the Turkish border, when the pair were taken into custody at a...

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